Making & Unmaking, curated by celebrated fashion designer and curator Duro Olowu, is the latest in the Camden Art Centre's series of artist-selected shows. Bringing together over sixty international artists working in diverse media, this exhibition places antique West African textiles and Bauhaus tapestries amongst contemporary works and new commissions. Individually, the works address themes that include portraiture as well as representations of beauty, gender, sexuality, innocence and the body. Collectively, their coming together reveals a common thread that Olowu describes as a ‘process of personal ritual experienced by artists in creating their work'.
The exhibition will include two works by Swedish artist Andreas Eriksson: ‘Iguassu', an oil on canvas and ‘Gitter 1', a hand-woven linen tapestry. It will also feature work from Yinka Shonibare MBE, well known for his signature use of Dutch wax cottons, and Kehinde Wiley, who appropriates textile designs into the backdrops of his portraits.
The exhibition runs from 19 June until 18 September 2016.
Camden Arts Centre